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Old 03-25-2019, 10:39 PM   #1
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Should I format drive with F2FS on an HP Stream laptop? Small internal drive is an eMMC.

This is a neat little laptop, brand new, but it has an eMMC 32 GB internal drive. First time owning a laptop with that type of drive in it. I understand that is a form of NAND memory, so is this an instance where I should consider formatting the drive with f2fs, versus ext4 or whatever else one would use. I know this will limit what distributions of Linux I may can install but I have found already f2fs to be faster on an external SSD drive I use for backup and storage. Any thoughts anyone?
Old 03-26-2019, 08:11 AM   #2
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eMMC's are more liken to a USB stick than a true SSD, so would be something to take a look at to help decide.

IMO, the performance on a controlerless storage (USB stick, eMMC) isn't superior enough to ext4 for my tastes to bother with how few distro's support at this point.


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